From the Word Wizard Club...
December 4, 2006

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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replenish

Which Means:

To replace what has been used up, to refill.

As In:

Image After Brad finished all the milk, his mother told him to replenish the milk in the pitcher.

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What type of music replenishes your good mood?

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displace

Which Means:

To move or make move from a usual place to another.

As In:

Image In 2005 Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of people in the southern US.

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The prefix DIS- means not, or to do the opposite of. Think of the meaning of disconnect or disorganized.

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excavate

Which Means:

To dig a hole, or to uncover something in the earth.

As In:

Image She excavated a huge treasure chest on her trip to the desert.

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The prefix EX- means out, so this word means to dig a cave to get something out.

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caravan

Which Means:

A group of people or vehicles traveling together, especially through deserts or the wilderness.

As In:

Image Starting in 1843, a great caravan of wagons carrying people and their belongings headed to the western US on the Oregon Trail.

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There are only As to remember in caravan!

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route

Which Means:

A way to somewhere, connected by roads or paths.

As In:

Image What is the quickest route to the city?

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There are two ways to pronounce this word: it can rhyme with out or root.

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native

Which Means:

From the place where something or someone came from.

As In:

Image Which kinds of foods are native to your country?

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A native is a person from a particular place, as in she is a native of New York.

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fort

Which Means:

Any place protected by a surrounding wall.

As In:

Image Their home was in a fort on the island surrounded by water so no one could attack them.

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Have you ever built a snow fort? Fort is short for fortress.

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folktale

Which Means:

A story passed on by mouth from parents to children that is a part of a culture.

As In:

Image Sam told his friend the folktale about a rabbit as they rode home on the bus.

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Even though you do not hear the L in folk when you say it, it is still there when you write it.

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totem

Which Means:

A sacred symbol or animal, representing a family or clan, or containing a religious spirit.

As In:

Image Some Native American peoples believe that their totem protects them, and they cannot kill the kind of animal it represents.

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Although the end of this word sounds like um, it is spelled EM!

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migrate

Which Means:

To move from one place to a new one.

As In:

Image Every fall, northern birds migrate south for warmer temperatures.

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The noun of migrate is migration, and the person is an immigrant!

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